Police Officer William M. Morrison, Jr.

Police Officer William M. Morrison, Jr.

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, September 4, 1987

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William M. Morrison, Jr.

Police Officer Morrison was killed when his patrol car was broadsided at the intersection of 15th Street and Ashland Avenue by a drunk driver.

While working special employment for Public Housing North, Officer Morrison learned of a man with a shotgun in the area. Accompanied by other officers, Morrison responded to the scene. During the response, his police vehicle was struck broadside by a vehicle traveling at a high speed, driven by a drunk driver who failed to yield right of way at an intersection. The violent impact resulted in Officer Morrison's death.

Officer Morrison had served with the Chicago Police Department for 29 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 29 years
  • Badge 9593

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

drunk driver, emergency response

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Rest in peace always and please know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your fellow law enforcement.

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